British Pop Star George Shelley Has Opened Up About His Sexuality In A Candid Online Video, Declaring He Wants To "Start 2016 With A Clean Slate".
The Union J singer 'came out' as bisexual in the clip, which was posted on YouTube.com on Wednesday (03Feb16), by revealing he has dated both men and women in the past.
George, 22, reveals his recent stint on jungle-based U.K. reality TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! gave him the confidence to be honest with fans.
"I've been on a personal journey and I want you to be part of that journey from now on," he explains in the video. "I want to start 2016 with a clean slate. I went into the jungle and it gave me a lot of time to reflect on what's important to me and what is important to me is I can be myself... I don't feel that I should hide anything, so... I've been reading a lot of speculation online about whether I'm straight or gay or bi and it's all these labels...
"I'm not going to label it myself... I've had girlfriends that I've loved and that have been amazing periods of my life and I've also had boyfriends...
"I just want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it is because I love them, and it shouldn't be a big deal... I don't want to make a big thing out of it when it happens and I don't want to be scared anymore... I've not changed, I'm still me... but like I said I'm just becoming a little less scared of being myself. And that makes me quite happy."
George shot to fame in 2012 when he competed on British reality TV show The X Factor and became part of boyband Union J. The band finished fourth in the TV contest, and went on to release two albums.